15 facts about IPL That You Probably Didn’t Know

Facts about IPL

In this blog, we have brought an amazing collection of the top 15 interesting facts about IPL that you probably didn’t know.

It is said that cricket is a religion in India and IPL is its festival. Indian Premier League is a men’s professional T20 cricket league played in India and is famous worldwide. Still, fans don’t know many interesting things about IPL. 

1. IPL could Have been an ODI League

Back in 1995, Lalit Modi pitched a 50 over format tournament to the Board of Control for Cricket in India but the idea was rejected by the board members. Later in 2007 when ZEE launched ICL BCCI decided to start its own T-20 league. Is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

2. First Four of IPL

IPL was started in the year 2008 and the first match was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR’s Brendon McCullum was the first player of IPL to hit four many lesser people know the fact that the four was conceded by Zaheer Khan. Is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

3. First Six of IPL

As Brendon McCullum was the first player to hit four in IPL he also holds the title of hitting the first six in IPL history. The other lesser-known fun fact is that the six was conceded by Zaheer Khan. This is one of the interesting facts about IPL

4. Highest and Lowest team total in IPL

Every IPL fan knows how aggressive Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting line is. This makes them one of the most entertaining teams in IPL. In 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a total of 263 against Pune Warriors India and holds the record of the highest team total in IPL.

However, the same team holds the record of scoring the lowest team total in IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore were all out on 49 runs in just 9.4 overs. This is one of the fun facts about IPL

5. Batsman Part of Most Double Century Partnerships in IPL History

IPL has witnessed 5 double-century Partnerships till the 14th season. However, it is just Virat Kohli who has been a part of 3 double-century partnerships. This is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL and Virat Kohli.

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6. Team to change Captains most number of times.

Delhi Capital/Delhi Daredevils is the team that has performed very inconsistently over the years and they have not yet won the IPL trophy. The franchise has changed its captain 11 times the captains include, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, James Hopes, Mahela Jayawardena, Dinesh Karthik, Kevin Pietersen, JP Duminy, Zaheer Khan, Karun Nair, and Shreyas Iyer. This is one of the fun facts about IPL

7. A Cricketer who has played for the most number of franchises.

Aaron Finch is the player who has played for the most number of franchises. He has played for 8 franchises. He has represented Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals), Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings), Gujarat Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and now he is all set to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 15th season of IPL. This is one of the fun facts about IPL

8. Team with the Best Winning Percentage in IPL History

Chennai Super Kings has the best winning percentage in IPL history. The franchise has played a total of 196 matches out of which they have won 117 and lost 77 matches and their win percentage stands for 60.25. This is one of the Shocking facts about IPL

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9. Youngest player to play an IPL match

Prayas Ray Barman is the youngest player to play a match in IPL, he made his debut on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s side and played against Sunrisers Hyderabad at this time he was just 16 years old. This is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

10. Oldest Player to play an IPL match

Brad Hogg holds the title of oldest player to play an IPL match. He was 45 years old when he last played the IPL match for Kolkata Knight Riders. Pravin Tambe holds the 2nd position in this list he was 44 years old when he played his last match for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was bought by KKR at his base price in IPL 2020 auctions but he didn’t get a chance to play a match that season. If he had played in that season he would have taken the 1st position at the age of 48. This is one of the fun facts about IPL

11. Team to win the most tosses in IPL.

Mumbai Indians have won the most tosses in the history of IPL. In the 218 matches, the franchise has won 117 tosses which is the highest number of toss wins in IPL history. This is one of the fun facts about IPL

12. A Player with the most Duck outs in IPL history

Every player in cricket will have ups and downs. The title of most duck outs is being shared by the two best Indian players Harbhajan Singh and Parthiv Patel. Both the players were sent to the dressing room without scoring a single run. However, Rohit Sharma takes the 2nd position in this list of most duck outs in IPL. This is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

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13. The player with most Hat-tricks in IPL

Amit Mishra is a player who has got the most hat tricks in IPL. He was fortunate enough to take hold of this record. He has to take hat tricks 3 times in his IPL career. Yuvraj Singh stands on the second position with 2 hat tricks. This is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

14. A team with Social Message.

Ever wonder why Royal Challengers Bangalore switches their jersey for one match? The reason for this is that Royal Challengers Bangalore promotes the “go green” initiative by changing their jersey for one match. This ritual has been followed by the team every season. Last season they also wore the blue jersey to give tribute to front line workers of covid-19. This is one of the lesser-known facts about IPL

15. Cost of 1 ball for IPL broadcasters

Back in 2018 Star Sports signed the broadcasting rights agreement for a period of 5 years for an amount of Rs 16,347.5 crore. 3,269.5 Crore per season. This means that every delivery in IPL will cost the broadcasters around 18 lakhs. This is one of the shocking facts about IPL


It is our pleasure to share the lesser-known interesting facts about IPL with you. Hope you liked this article and enjoyed reading it.

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